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Noetic Nomad searching for bravery

Most of us are searching for something. Courage is not the first thing that comes to mind. Neither is bravery. Until you need to be brave. Most people search for happiness. So much so, that happiness experts pursue them right back. They say that in any solid... read more

Optimism Is Not For Everyone

Optimism has long been regarded as a key component towards a happier, flourishing life. Most scales used to measure flourishing take levels of optimism into account, whilst Martin Seligman himself argues that pessimism and depression are closely linked. There have... read more

Modern Resilience Is A Learned Behaviour

When life goes downhill our natural defence mechanisms usually kick in, that is, our flight, fight or freeze responses. Let’s say your relationship ends, the pain of heartbreak might make you shut down and freeze. What if you got fired from your job? Some people might... read more
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